15 February 2007

Late Night Jazz

Last night, after a dinner of giant prawns followed by duck breast and pak choi, I was given a Valentine's day present of a portable DAB radio - which allowed me to take The Jazz into my nocturnal sanctum. They do broadcast details of who is playing after all - though not always accurately. I was alerted to a very interesting rendition of Charlie Parker's Confirmation played in six-eight time, only to find it was listed on screen as somebody singing Franky and Johnny. The playlist is quite reasonable, but it has one idiosyncracy. For a station playing largely modern music, the inclusion of Louid Armstrong (no matter how talented) is weirdly anachronistic. But hey! - I'm not complaining. That was a pretty good day.

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